Needless Things Podcast 61 – The Guinness Book of Batman

June 29th, 2015
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Batman fan and memorabilia collector Brad Ladner is attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world’s largest collection of Batman memorabilia. Obviously he needed Phantom Troublemaker’s help.

Brad contacted Phantom after the NeedlessThings Toy Panel at Joelanta & the Great Atlanta Toy Convention. He had a massive Batman collection and needed an expert to verify it for submission to Guinness. Obviously Phantom is a toy expert, but just for good measure he wanted a Batman expert along as well, so he teamed up with the ESO Network’s own “Howdy” Mike Gordon to head out to the Stately Ladner Manor and count Batmans.

Side Note: Phantom also wanted Mike along just in case Ladner was some nutjob whackadoo that wanted to cut his face off and wear it as a diaper.

Before the big count, the guys sat down to talk about the Caped Crusader and his impact on pop culture. Brad also shared the story of attending a relevant movie premiere thanks to a big contest win!

Listen in as Phantom, Mike, and Brad talk about what it takes to get into the Book!:
Be sure to join the new NeedlessThings Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s episode is brought to you by Welcome to Tiki Z’s, the brand new soundtrack companion to Mike Gordon’s exciting comic book, Tiki Zombie! Our musical selection is “?” by ?. Check out TikiZombie.net and NewLegendProductions.com for more info!

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

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Needless Things Podcast 60 – Sol Invictus and the Music of Faith No More

June 19th, 2015
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This episode is all about Phantom Troublemaker’s favorite band of all time – Faith No More!
Join Phantom, Sean Reid, and Mr. Tibbs of The Mystery Men? as they discuss the history of the band and review the new album.

Each of the guys shares his personal story of Faith No More fandom, as well as recollections about live shows, appearances by the band, and thoughts about FNM’s place in pop culture. The topic of their influence on modern rock music, particularly in the late 90s, is brought up and leads to talk of Nü Metal and various acts related to Faith No More, however tangentially.


The guys do mostly avoid talk of Mike Patton’s other projects, because that’s a whole other podcast. Or five.

Listen in as Phantom and two brand-new Needless Things Irregulars get high on Angel Dust, proclaim themselves King For A Day, and give you The Real Thing on the Album of the Year, Sol Invictus!:

Be sure to join the new NeedlessThings Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s episode is brought to you by Sonos Delirium, from friends of the show The Mystery Men?! Our musical selection is “The Uncanny Valley”. Check out their Facebook Page for more info!

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

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Needless Things Podcast 59 – Gods of Pop Culture and the 80’s Super-Celebrities

June 4th, 2015
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It’s a spontaneous episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

After watching WWE’s excellent Elimination Chamber pay-per-view Phantom, Mike Gordon, and Jason Frazier engaged in a conversation about possibilities and modern media and pop culture versus what they grew up with in the 80s.


It all started with a debate on whether or not any wrestling company could ever again challenge the WWE in the way that WCW did in the late 90s. From there things turned to the modern day cults of personality and if today’s celebrities can compare to the almost mythical status of 80s icons like Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, and Michael Jackson. KISS also factors in, but they don’t fit into the whole 80s thing as well and warranted their own sentence.

Join Phantom, Mike, and Jason about forty minutes in to a fascinating talk about the nature of fame, the pitfalls of modern media, and decide for yourself who you agree with!

Be sure to join the new NeedlessThings Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Welcome to Tiki Z’s, the brand new soundtrack companion to Mike Gordon’s exciting comic book, Tiki Zombie! Our musical selection is “Tiki Z in Action” by Timothy Price. Check out TikiZombie.net and NewLegendProductions.com for more info!

Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

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